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Three Killed in Alabama Storms

Aldridge Grove, AL – At least three people were killed as an apparent tornado struck a rural community in northwest Alabama early today.

Numerous injuries also were reported and rescue workers are still trying to get to some areas.

Brenda Morgan, deputy emergency management director in Lawrence County, said three people were killed before dawn as an apparent tornado struck Aldridge Grove, about 10 miles from Moulton. No further details were immediately available.

Walker County's emergency management director, Johnny Burnette, said an apparent twister damaged eight homes near the Corona community before dawn. He said a pregnant woman suffered a broken arm when a trailer home was tossed by the winds.

Trees and power lines also are reported down in Lamar and Fayette counties.

At least three school systems canceled classes rather than have children on the road as the line passed, and others delayed opening.

The monster storms are part of a system that killed at least 44 people in Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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